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    • Illustrations of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra [Frank Howard].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Antony and Cleopatra, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Antony, depicted.;Antonius, Marcus, 83?-30 B.C. – In literature, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters –...
    • 21 designs for 13 etchings. Items are attached to paper, beneath some of the designs the resulting etching is also attached. Labels with act, scene and quotation are attached to most, apparently by the bookseller. Items are numbered but unsigned....
    • [Illustrations to Shakespeare - small rectangle series] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Comedy of errors. Act 4. Scene 4, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew. Act 4. Scene 3, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew. Act 3. Scene 2,...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – All of the items except for those bound in ART Vol. d98 have been removed from their former mats or backings. ART Vol. d98 no.1, 4, 5, 10, 17, 18 have brown ink labels and a brown ink signature on the...
    • [Scenes from All's well and Taming of the shrew] [John William Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. All's well that ends well, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Helena (All's well that ends well), depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Parolles,...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Artist attribution taken from bookseller (see below). Items are labeled as to play, act and scene, on verso. The drawing for All's well has pencil sketches on verso as well. None of the items are signed....
    • [Drawings for or after engravings designed by J.M. Wright] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice. Act 3. Scene 2, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello. Act 5. Scene 2, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Twelfth night. Act 3. Scene 4, depicted.;Shakespeare, William,...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Artist: Attribution is drawn from the booksellers and the works' similarities to engravings designed by Wright. ART Box W951 no.3-5, though similar in design to an engraving after Wright, are also similar...
    • [Rough drawings (large) for scenes from Shakespeare] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Tempest, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Ferdinand (Tempest), depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Miranda, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 –...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Artist: Attribution taken from bookseller and initials on one item. – History: The rough drawing of Antony and Cleopatra is similar in design to a finished watercolor by Wright which is much smaller in...
    • [Scenes from Midsummer night's dream] J.M. Wright.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Titania, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Puck, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 –...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Artist: Identification is taken from booksellers and from the signature in the lower right corner of the third item. – The first item once had penciled writing on its bottom margin but it has been...
    • [Illustrations to Shakespeare - group scenes - unfinished] J.M. Wright.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VIII, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Anne Bullen, depicted.;Anne Boleyn, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Drawings formerly glued to backings (since removed) which had the play title written in pencil in the bottom right corner. Six of the drawings have, as well, the title written in pencil on the bottom edge...
    • [A scene from All's well that ends well] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. All's well that ends well. Act 1. Scene 3, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Helena (All's well that ends well), depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Countess of...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – History: Although Wright is noted as a prolific book illustrator cataloger unable to locate an engraving or illustration by him which resembles this design. – Items have the play title labeled in pencil...
    • [Scenes from Taming of the shrew] [John Massey Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew. Act 2. Scene 1, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew. Act 4. Scene 3, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Katherina, depicted.;Shakespeare,...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Items have been removed from mats which were labeled in pencil with artist, play title, act and scene division and characters portrayed. The first item measures 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. and has some egg glare...
    • [Scene from Much ado about nothing - act III, sc. 1] J.M. Wright.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Much ado about nothing. Act 3. Scene 1, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Beatrice, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Hero, depicted.;Shakespeare, William,...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Provenance: ART Box W951 no.143, 144 were purchased by the Folgers from Alfred Sedgwick an Essex bookseller, on the 21st of February, 1927 (Case 1683). ART Box W951 no.145 was purchased from E. Parsons &...
    • [Scenes from Macbeth] [John Massey Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Macbeth, depicted.;Macbeth, King of Scotland, 11th cent. – In literature, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Lady...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – The first two items probably had penciled signatures at the bottom of the drawings however they have been clipped and only the tops of the letters are now visible. The fourth item has a penciled note in...
    • [Rough drawings (small) for scenes from Shakespeare] [John Massey Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merry wives of Windsor, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Falstaff, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Three of the items have Wright's initials penciled in the bottom right corner on the surface of the drawing and two of these three also have a pencil note identifying the subject, bottom center. Items vary...
    • King Lear and his daughters [John Flaxman].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear. Act 1. Scene 1, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – King Lear, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Cordelia, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 –...
    • Date range based on assumption that Flaxman is the artist. – This record contains unverifiable data from old cards and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for assistance. – On laid paper, J Whatman watermark (not...
    • Perdita kneeling to Hermione, Winter's tale, act V, sc. 3 / [Thomas Stothard].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Winter's tale. Act 5. Scene 3, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Hermione, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Perdita, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616...
    • History: Sketch is similar to an engraving published in 'The picturesque beauties of Shakespeare, being a selection of scenes ... engraved under the direction of Charles Talylor. London : C. Taylor, [1783-1787]'. Engraving is lettered 'Hermione...
    • First sketches for Windsor Castle [George Cruikshank].

    • Anne Boleyn, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1507-1536, depicted.;Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882. Windsor Castle, depicted.;Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547, depicted.
    • History: The central sketch is a preliminary design for a plate to 'Windsor Castle' a short historical romance by W. Harrison Ainsworth which was published in serial in Ainsworth's Magazine, 1842-1843. The work was later published separately, in...
    • Timon [of Athens] W.L.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Timon of Athens, depicted.
    • One in a set of finished impressions for the title pages and page decorations, copies of the illustrations done for Max Goschen's edition of Timon of Athens, London, 1912.

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